There is an esprit de corps that exists with our alumni that is unique among residency programs. Our

graduates can bond across years and even generations, providing an unrivaled group from which to network and consult. 


For the past 16 years, we have had an annual get-together (soiree) at the annual American Academy of Optometry meeting. All of the past graduates in attendance congregate to celebrate with one another. We typically have 24-36 past residents attend each year and many alumni consider it to be the highlight of the meeting.

To request more information or to schedule an interview please email Dr. Charles Kinnaird at:

Contact us:

Charles W. Kinnaird, OD, FAAO

Chief of Optometry

Jesse Brown VAMC

820 S Damen Ave

Chicago IL 60612

Tel:  312-569-7507

Fax: 312-569-7547

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